Ginsu Hanaita Damascus Series Open Stock Cutlery Set with 5" Santoku Blade and a 3.5" Paring Knife.
Known for the last 34 years as the maker of amazingly sharp knives, Ginsu unveils the ultimate in technologically superior cutlery, the Hanaita Damascus Series. Hanaita, the Japanese word for "superior chef", will greatly improve the cutlery skill and performance of any chef while adding a professional look to any kitchen. Since 400 AD, Damascus blades have been created through a unique process in which layers of steel are forged together creating an ultrasharp, super-strong blade.
Ginsu continues the age old Damascus tradition by using 33 layers of superior Japanese high carbon stainless steel and low carbon stainless steel with a VG-1 core to form a superior Japanese Stainless Steel Damascus blade. The blades are sharpened to a razor sharp Asian knife edge of 10 degrees and then cryogenically cooled in our proprietary process. This cryogenic process uses liquid nitrogen to draw the molecules of the steel closer together for ultimate edge retention, sharpness and superior performance. Hanaita knives are designed with comfortable POM handles that offer the highest level of professional balance.
The Ginsu "Shinogi" symbol which is artfully located in the center of each handle and the Japanese Hanaita symbol on the stainless steel end cap give each Hanaita knife a distinctive look. When not in use the knives are packaged and presented in a solid bamboo case with a window. Those who appreciate the art of form and function will value Ginsu's use of high quality material and workmanship within the distinct details of these strong, beautiful, technologically superior and incredibly durable knives.